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Author Topic: F1 to Enforce Driver Underwear Rules  (Read 637 times)

Offline cosworth151

F1 to Enforce Driver Underwear Rules
« on: April 12, 2022, 02:39:35 PM »
The new race director Niels Wittich is finally going to crack down on the real #1 problem with F1. Not the little things like terrible circuits, porpoising cars, dictator derbies, but the thing that everyone in F1 is concerned about:

Unauthorized tighty whities!

Appendix L of the International Sporting Code has extensive guidelines and outlines that “the use of synthetic, non-flameproof materials in contact with the driver’s skin is not authorized” aside from in justified medical cases. Drivers have a couple of weeks to change their underwear comply with the directive.

Pierre Gasly said “(If) they want to check my ass, feel free, I have nothing to hide. If they want to check it every single weekend, if that makes them happy, then feel free.”

https://www.autoweek.com/racing/formula-1/a39694484/f1-shorts-bunch-underwear-mandates/


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Offline Scott

Re: F1 to Enforce Driver Underwear Rules
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2022, 04:37:53 PM »
LOL, that’s the best they can come up with? 

If they want to improve fire safety, use Grossjean as an example of where he was burnt the worst?  How about working with the drivers to come up with usable, but improved fireproof gloves so if your stuck in a car in a fire, you don’t end up with hands like his.  As far as I know, his rear end was fine.

The Honey Badger doesn't give a...

Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: F1 to Enforce Driver Underwear Rules
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2022, 06:15:24 PM »
 :good: :good: :good:
Lonny

Offline Jericoke

Re: F1 to Enforce Driver Underwear Rules
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2022, 09:57:56 PM »
LOL, that’s the best they can come up with? 

If they want to improve fire safety, use Grossjean as an example of where he was burnt the worst?  How about working with the drivers to come up with usable, but improved fireproof gloves so if your stuck in a car in a fire, you don’t end up with hands like his.  As far as I know, his rear end was fine.

They already knew that Grosjean's gloves weren't adequate and already had new designs lined up for 2021.  (I would guess the balance between protection and 'feel' is harder to get for gloves than other parts of the fire suit)

I believe we have heard stories of drivers complaining about their backsides getting uncomfortably hot.  We don't really need to wait for a problem to solve it.  Even if F1 has other problems to solve, doesn't mean this isn't something to work on anyway.

Offline Andy B

Re: F1 to Enforce Driver Underwear Rules
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2022, 10:01:08 PM »
They are just covering their ass! :yahoo:
Once you have retired every day is a Saturday!

Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: F1 to Enforce Driver Underwear Rules
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2022, 10:17:43 PM »
 :DD :DD :DD
Lonny

Offline Scott

Re: F1 to Enforce Driver Underwear Rules
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2022, 07:38:49 AM »
They already knew that Grosjean's gloves weren't adequate and already had new designs lined up for 2021.  (I would guess the balance between protection and 'feel' is harder to get for gloves than other parts of the fire suit)

I believe we have heard stories of drivers complaining about their backsides getting uncomfortably hot.  We don't really need to wait for a problem to solve it.  Even if F1 has other problems to solve, doesn't mean this isn't something to work on anyway.

Flame proof and heat protection are two completely different things.  Drivers backsides get hot due to floor/track friction and perhaps certain components that run close to the seat that get hot during the race.

When have you ever heard of a race car igniting from under the drivers seat?
The Honey Badger doesn't give a...

Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: F1 to Enforce Driver Underwear Rules
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2022, 10:25:25 PM »
LOL, that’s the best they can come up with? 

If they want to improve fire safety, use Grossjean as an example of where he was burnt the worst?  How about working with the drivers to come up with usable, but improved fireproof gloves so if your stuck in a car in a fire, you don’t end up with hands like his.  As far as I know, his rear end was fine.

That's already in progress.

Also, there are limits in what the FIA can do regarding generic material rules, because to go stricter would mean banning sanitary towels, tampons and cups (fire-retardent sanitary wear would risk toxic shock syndrome), severely limiting the ability of women to compete in motorsport (the relevant rule is not F1-specific).
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